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1 hour ago, esty said:

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I’ve never previously seen the style with the long wheel cover remover. Now I’m curious where and when it was supplied and used... 😯

 

Of course, I’d also like know why the wheel cover remover was continued after 1973, when wheel covers.... disappeared! 😳 I’m guessing it would have cost more to make a change than to simply let the feature continue.

 

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Steve

 

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8 minutes ago, Conserv said:


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I’ve never previously seen the style with the long wheel cover remover. Now I’m curious where and when it was supplied and used... 😯

 

Of course, I’d also like know why the wheel cover remover was continued after 1973, when wheel covers.... disappeared! 😳 I’m guessing it would have cost more to make a change than to simply let the practice continue.

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

Steve,

   Maybe the one with the longer remover was for deeper dish wheels????? or perhaps its from a Benz or Porsche.....I've had lots of those in my past also. Found them all in one of the stashes.

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26 minutes ago, Conserv said:

 I’m guessing it would have cost more to make a change than to simply let the feature continue.

Only one P/N in the parts book/distribution system when one part works for all saves money.

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5 hours ago, John_in_VA said:

My '70 lug wrench had the shorter prising piece. 

John, is the lug wrench from your '70 chrome plated or blued steel?  The one that came with my '69 is blued steel--no chrome or nickel plating--and I'm wondering when the factory switched over.  Another one of those little trivial things we so enjoy!

 

mike

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6 hours ago, Conserv said:

Of course, I’d also like know why the wheel cover remover was continued after 1973, when wheel covers.... disappeared! 😳 I’m guessing it would have cost more to make a change than to simply let the feature continue.

 

Steve, the lug wrench was a off the shelf item, I believe the manufacturer was a company called hyco or something like that, these were common across many if not all German cars so yes for BMW to order them with out the hub cap remover would have been costly for no real gain.

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27 minutes ago, '76mintgrün'02 said:

The I.D. is 19mm.  :) 


Tom

 

 

I carried an entirely correct looking one for a couple of years, when I came to use it I realised it was a 17mm wrench from an E21.      😞

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1 hour ago, Mike Self said:

John, is the lug wrench from your '70 chrome plated or blued steel?  The one that came with my '69 is blued steel--no chrome or nickel plating--and I'm wondering when the factory switched over.  Another one of those little trivial things we so enjoy!

 

mike


Would you mind posting a picture of that? My 69 lug wrench is cad plated. Maybe mine isn’t original 

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12 hours ago, Mike Self said:

John, is the lug wrench from your '70 chrome plated or blued steel?  The one that came with my '69 is blued steel--no chrome or nickel plating--and I'm wondering when the factory switched over.  Another one of those little trivial things we so enjoy!

 

Mike, it had a silvery finish like the two in the original post.  I'm not sure it was chromed - surely wasn't flaking anywhere.  VIN was 1873695.

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21 hours ago, coloincaalpine said:

Which lug wrench came with a '72 and is it one of these? Long or short hubcap remover?

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The one below. Prevents you from bending down your lower back too much.

One proof more that the BMW factory looked way into the future.

 

henn

 

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21 hours ago, coloincaalpine said:

Which lug wrench came with a '72 and is it one of these? Long or short hubcap remover?

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IMG_3972.JPG

 

The one below. Prevents you from bending down your lower back too much.

One proof more that the BMW factory looked way into the future.

 

henn

 

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